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Certification is a decisive factor contributing to user acceptance of supplied safety solutions. Nowadays, safety-related field devices (F-slave/F-device) communicate via the Profisafe protocol, and their proper functioning is verified by means of a certification test. Certification of Profibus DP slaves and Profinet IO devices has been an established practice for five years. Now, PI (Profibus & Profinet) is also providing certification for safety-related hosts (F-Hosts). ...
Beginning in Autumn of 1998, PI (Profibus & Profinet International) achieved a milestone in industrial automation with its establishment of Profisafe. Impressive proof of this lies in the growth in the number of installed Profisafe nodes and systems. So the total number of Profisafe nodes increased by the end of 2007 to 410,000. For the year 2008, PI again expects growth of the installed base of approx. 80%. ...
To meet demands for consistent cost reduction and higher system availability in the future, Profibus and Profinet International have initiated a working group of manufacturers several years ago, to make the “final yard” in a continuous automation structure more communicative and intelligent. ...